Steve Connelly – Americana (1992)

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Fat, Dumb and Rich
23 May 2007 | by mar9 (Newcastle, Australia)

The three nouns above were the episode titles for this 3-part documentary about the USA. “Fat” is naturally about food, and it’s no surprise to find that the portions from the perspective of an austere Englishman are mind-bogglingly huge. As are the people who eat them. “Dumb” is basically a road trip through the some of the stranger sights the US has to offer, and the stranger people who populate them. “Rich” is an exploration of the US lifestyle for those fortunate enough to be able to afford it, and the answer is that it’s pretty fine. Jonathan Ross is the perfect presenter for this show that proves that it is impossible to exaggerate the weirdness that is life in America. He gives his subjects free rein to be as mad as they obviously are, and participates wholeheartedly. Part 1 in particular is a good companion piece to “Supersize Me” and the other episodes are somewhat reminiscent of Michael Moore when he’s not being irritating and invading office foyers and boardrooms. Find “Americana”, watch it. It’s good.

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“Fat” is naturally about food, and it’s no surprise to find that the portions from the perspective of an austere Englishman are mind-bogglingly huge. As are the people who eat them. Jonathan Ross tackles a four-pound meal, cooks on an engine and in a dishwasher, and visits a cafe. This episode examines the history of fast food and visit the McDonald’s Museum/ First Restaurant as well the KFC and Colonel Saunders.

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“Dumb” is basically a road trip through the some of the stranger sights the US has to offer, and the stranger people who populate them. Ross plays shuffleboardand miniature golf at a nudist colony; we see an Ohioan’s Cinerama projection system built in to his home; an Arkansas firing range; a famous diving pig.

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“Rich” is an exploration of the US lifestyle for those fortunate enough to be able to afford it, and the answer is that it’s pretty fine. Ross goes to Wall Street; the Exotic Dancers Hall of Fame; a drive-through Funeral parlour;a corporate mascot training camp.

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